Pewter Chamberstick with Owl Match Holder

An Arts and Crafts pewter chamberstick depicting an owl and a leaf. Second-hand.

What's for sale?

This is a charming, Arts and Crafts chamberstick featuring an owl. It's made from pewter and has a beautiful, dark satin patina.

The design is of a leaf, with an owl perched on the end of the branch (the handle), and two bell shaped flowers, one for the candle sconce, the other for the snuffer. 

The flowing design has obviously been inspired by nature, but it is still a practical and useful object. The owl's head flips back on its hinge, allowing matches to be stored inside and the candle can be extinguished easily by the snuffer.

There mark to identify the maker, just the numbers 11 and 780 engraved into the base. The Arts and Crafts movement flourished from around 1880 until the 1920s. This certainly could have been made during that time.

What condition is it in?

  • Second-hand
  • In good condition
  • No missing parts
  • The hinge for the owl's head is loose but still operational
  • There are marks and scratches in many places
  • The sconce is slightly out of shape 

What are the measurements?

  • 7cm high (2.75 inches)
  • 9.5cm wide (3.75 inches)
  • 17 cm from the front to the handle (about 6.75 inches)
  • 304 grams

If you have questions or would like more detailed pictures, just send us an email to help@3bearscottage.co.uk.

Material
pewter
Period
19th century (1800-1899)
Period
Early 20th century (1900-1949)
Period
Victorian
Stock ID:
1072
1 in stock
£112.00

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